It’s that time again. WordPress has helpfully provided us with all kinds of cool stats on our blog. There are also nifty graphics and fun details about where all of you kindly readers came from, what you liked to read about, and what you searched for.
I can tell you from experience that we get a lot of people coming here looking for words like “disturbing” “sexist women” and “women comparison”. I find that a little disturbing, but if you stay for a read I suppose it’s not a bad thing?
Enjoy the WordPress report and have a safe and healthy celebration tonight. I’ll be here at home working on Etsy, enjoying an honest-to-God day off, and relaxing with the kids.
Happy New Year!
Continue reading “2012 in review”
Yesterday (actually, mostly last night) we finally got some real snow here in Greater Boston. So this morning when I got up, I actually had to do some shoveling. Sadly, it was not really enough snow to make it worth the time to break out the little snow blower we own.
Continue reading “First real snowstorm in about a year”
Most of us think of the sound of poverty, or of being poor, as the voice of the homeless guy who sings out his need for spare change near the subway station or the bark of the homeless dog seeking scraps for supper. For many of us this noise fades into the background of every day life.
For American the fear of poverty inches closer every day with some of the impending financial decisions our government has to make in the next few days to stave off some serious cuts that will destroy the lives of many of the poorest and many of the middle class in the country. But that’s an American problem.
Then there’s the rest of the world.
Continue reading “The sound of poverty”
Well, the crazy Christmas work schedule is finally over for us, and so Kelly and I have been relaxing somewhat today. I did manage to get some pictures of the setup for Lessons and Carols.
Continue reading “A White Christmas… sort of…”
Some friends and I have developed a Christmas Eve tradition that I am partaking of even as I type this. Do we exchange gifts? Do we throw a party? Do we sing carols together?
Yes, but not on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve we go out for Indian food at a very specific restaurant.
Continue reading “A Christmas tradition”
Because if there is one thing that the Internet needs, it’s more pictures of cats doing silly things. These are from when Scratch was still in his “Ooo, it’s that special holiday cat perch! Just for me!” phase.
Continue reading “More Christmas photos”
Normally Geoff and I spend an inordinate amount of time each November and December writing, signing, stamping, and mailing Christmas cards. We usually send out about 100.
Not this year.
Continue reading “This is your card”
The fact that Geoff and I are low on funds is no secret. Many of our friends have commented on the fact that they haven’t seen a lot of us in the last few months. The is partly due to the fact that we don’t have the money to go out and do things and partly due to the fact that we don’t have the time.
So, we take our fun where we can find it.
Continue reading “Cheap fun”
This whole, “OMG the world is going to end on 12/21/12 !!11!!!1!”… “or maybe not” thing has made both of us a little testy. Geoff has mentioned in the past in references to other Doomsday predictions that also went nowhere that he was tempted to create Geoffrey’s Apocalyptic Passover Service, LLC.
He’s beginning to regret that he didn’t.
Continue reading “How to market the end of the world”